This project is supported by the generous funding of the Granada Foundation with an especial thanks to Chris Kerr and Kathy Arundale who, as former Granada employees, have taken a keen interest in the project. Both have also been interviewed.

The Royal Television Society’s Shiers Trust has also provided funding and our thanks to Clare Colvin and others for their support.

David Bernstein, son of Lord Bernstein, has also made a generous donation via his family’s trust.

Former Granada employee Jules Burns has made a number of generous donations through the Jules and Cheryl Burns Trust.

Funding has also been provided by the Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage at Manchester Metropolitan University.


We are grateful to the following people for giving their support to the Granadaland project:

Geoff Moore, former producer at Granada has also carried out a number of interviews for us, particularly in the London area.

Professor Melanie Tebbutt Professor of History within the Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage at Manchester Metropolitan University whose enthusiasm and advice has been invaluable right from the early stages of the project.

Dr Fiona Cosson, formerly of Manchester Metropolitan University and now Senior Lecturer in Modern History, and Deputy Head of Department of Humanities and Law at Bournemouth University

Dan Rowles for the initial construction of the website.

Emma Kelly for additional input into the website.

Nick Kelly for the most recent redesign of the website and ongoing digital strategy consultant.

All of those who have helped with the transcribing of our interviews, including Allison Dickinson, Veronica Whymant, Joe Ganley, Nick Kelly, Sally Rose Pethybridge, Judy Popley and North West Typists.

The Granada Foundation wishes to encourage and promote the study, practice and appreciation of science and the arts, including drawing, architecture and landscape architecture, sculpture, literature, music, opera, drama, dance, cinema and the methods and means of their dissemination.

The Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage (MCPHH) explores the complex economic, social and cultural inter-relationships which connect people, places and the past, from the choices made in conserving and commemorating visual and material culture to the intangible practices of heritage handed down from generation to generation.

From glamorous award ceremonies to lively debates, the RTS embraces all aspects of television, and is open to anyone with an interest in the medium.

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